Category: Photography

Tinashe energizes Theatre Corona (photo essay)

Tinashe energizes Theatre Corona (photo essay)

I stopped listening to radio several years ago preferring to choose an individualized soundtrack to accompany me throughout the day. The downside is this sort of behaviour could result in missing out on other new artists as they emerge, which would be unfortunate, as I absolutely love discovering new music. My methods to unearth new artists vary; sometimes I read […]

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Aldous Harding’s powerful performance at Meow, Wellington

Aldous Harding’s powerful performance at Meow, Wellington

Last Saturday night (or Friday night for those in North America), mysterious singer/songwriter Aldous Harding graced the stages of Wellington’s Meow as part of her New Zealand tour. Performing solo, with the occasional assistance of a keyboardist, Harding enthralled a seated full house with her unique blend of alternative folk and her haunting, powerful voice that was simply captivating. An […]

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John Jacob Magistery brings their Busy Dying tour to Ottawa (photo essay)

John Jacob Magistery brings their Busy Dying tour to Ottawa (photo essay)

About a week ago I had a conversation with a friend which went somewhat like this: Friend: have you seen John Jacob Magistery? Montreal band. Me: no, that I haven’t. Why? Friend: Saw them a few days ago at The Sheep. They were pretty frickin (yes, I said frickin) amazing. At the time I was unfamiliar to their music, never mind seeing them […]

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Young Empires

Young Empires bring The Gates to Ottawa at Ritual (photo essay)

On February 26th, Young Empires played Ritual Nightclub in support of their debut, full-length album The Gates. I was lucky enough to see them open for Dragonette in Montreal last November, but it was great to experience a longer set where they could really show their capabilities as a band. Lead singer Matt Vlahovich led by example as his on-stage […]

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Operators perform at Ritual Nightclub (photo essay)

Operators perform at Ritual Nightclub (photo essay)

When a fellow member of The Revue speaks so highly of a band, you know that seeing them live is an opportunity not to be missed. This was the case for the recent Operators‘ (Dan Boeckner, Devojka and Sam Brown) performance, who stopped in Ottawa to play Ritual Nightclub on February 25th. The ensemble took to the stage immersing all […]

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Photo Essay – Australian duo Peking Duk bring it to Barrymore’s

Photo Essay – Australian duo Peking Duk bring it to Barrymore’s

Peking Duk are an Australian electronic music duo made up of Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles. They’ve already enjoy considerable success and and have achieved accolades in their home country and are now taking their show on the road. On Feb 20th they brought their high-energy show to the faithful at Barrymore’s. As you can see from the photos, the duo […]

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Photo Essay – Infected Mushroom takes over Flybar

Photo Essay – Infected Mushroom takes over Flybar

Infected Mushroom are an Israeli, sound-sculpting duo and for the second time in less than a year they brought their unique sonic experience to Ottawa. This time, they performed a DJ set at Flybar. They are currently touring in support of their new LP Converting Vegetarians II. Below are some pics from their sweat-inducing, high-energy set. Needlessly to say, there were […]

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Live Review 2-7-16

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Live Review 2-7-16

It was Superbowl Sunday. I live in Texas and of course the Cowboys are no where near the annual football match up between the two best teams in the NFL so it was an easy decision to skip the game and go see some great live music instead. It was really no question to go see Unknown Mortal Orchestra live […]

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Futurebirds Let it all Loose in Texas

Futurebirds Let it all Loose in Texas

Futurebirds are currently touring in support of their new album Hotel Parties, and I was able to photograph their show when they stopped in Austin, Texas. I haven’t heard much from the band beforehand despite them previously releasing two full LPs (Baba Yaga in 2013 and Hamptom’s Lullaby in 2010) and two EPs (Futurebirds and Via Flamina were both released […]

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Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin brings acoustic show to Mavericks

Jeff Martin is the lead singer of one of Canada’s greatest rock bands, The Tea Party. I only managed to see The Tea Party once before they went on hiatus. During their hiatus I twice caught Jeff Martin’s solo shows and very much enjoyed them. Clearly his solo performance is a completely different experience. Where The Tea Party put on […]

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Platinum Blonde pictorial – December 26th, 2015

Platinum Blonde pictorial – December 26th, 2015

Over the holidays, a quick trip to Toronto included an excursion to see Platinum Blonde perform at Danforth Music Hall on Boxing Day.  The set spanned several decades of music, thick with memorable selections from albums past and balanced with several songs from their last release Now & Never (2012). As hinted at on the band’s Facebook page prior to the […]

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Yukon Blonde
Dragonboat Festival
2015-06-25

Dina’s Top Photos from 2015

As 2015 wraps up, a rough count suggests I’ve seen over 150 artists perform in intimate theatre venues, grungy hole-in-the-wall bars, and gigantic outdoor summer festivals. Though not always with camera in hand, where there was an opportunity to photograph, I snapped it. Here’s a glimpse of a few of my favourite photos taken at shows I’ve attended this year. See […]

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Weezer
Osheaga
2015-08-01

Darren’s Top Photos from 2015

I was fortunate to have been able to cover more events than ever before this past year. I had media credentials for: Dragonboat Festival, Bluesfest, Osheaga, FolkFest and Beau’s Oktoberfest as well as a number of one of concerts. In addition I did manage to photograph some events where media credentials were not required. From all of these events of I […]

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The Headstones’ triumphant return to Barrymore’s

The Headstones’ triumphant return to Barrymore’s

When I first moved to Ottawa in the mid 1990s, Barrymore’s was the place for live music for all the hot new bands on the scene. I saw many bands inside that venerable club over the next decade; no band left a bigger impression on me than The Headstones as the energy of their performance had unmatched. I have seen The […]

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Ian Fletcher Thornley brings solo show to Ottawa

Ian Fletcher Thornley brings solo show to Ottawa

Ian Thornley is probably best known as the front man and guitarist of Big Wreck, a band he formed in 1993 and enjoyed considerable success with, especially in Canada. They recorded two albums before they broke up in 2002. Ian Thornley formed a new band known simply as Thornley with whom he recorded two more albums. In 2011 Big Wreck reunited […]

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Matthew Good brings Chaotic Neutral to the NAC

Matthew Good brings Chaotic Neutral to the NAC

On November 26th, Matthew Good brought his cross-Canada tour to Ottawa’s National Arts Centre backed by Blake Manning on drums, previous tour alumni Stuart Cameron on guitar, and newly added Bones Hillman on bass.  The set was framed with a copious selection of songs from his latest and 7th solo studio release, Chaotic Neutral, an album highly anticipated by the fans […]

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Photo Essay: Dragonette at Theatre Corona

Photo Essay: Dragonette at Theatre Corona

My music addiction is mostly satisfied in Ottawa but sometimes there is a band I want to see whose tour does not bring them to Ottawa, and for those cases Montreal is my next choice. It’s within a reasonable drive and many of the acts that skip Ottawa do go to Montreal. This was one of those times. I have […]

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Photo Essay: Hey Rosetta! and Yukon Blonde

Photo Essay: Hey Rosetta! and Yukon Blonde

Now in its 5th year since its inception, NAC Presents strives to showcase the depths of the musical talent within Canada’s borders. On November 22nd, as part of that series, the evening’s entertainment spanned coast to coast. Yukon Blonde, hailing from British Columbia, paired with Newfoundland’s own Hey Rosetta!, both took to the Southam Hall stage in front of a […]

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Photo Essay: Iconoclast EP Release Party

Photo Essay: Iconoclast EP Release Party

After a three-year wait, the Ottawa-based band Iconoclast recently delivered its 4th release They Were Right About Us. The EP release party, supported by local acts Crossing Jane and Lemon Cash, was held November 7th at Mavericks. The event drew out a lively crowd of long-time fans, well-wishing friends and the rock & roll curious. Their 16-song set generated lots of love […]

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Beau’s Oktoberfest 2015 – Day 2

Beau’s Oktoberfest 2015 – Day 2

There was another strong line-up of music on Day 2. When I first saw The Beaches at Osheaga in 2014 they played early in the day on the small stage but I knew there was something special there and have been following them since. When I saw them again this summer at Bluesfest I was thrilled to see how their […]

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